Basketball

Basketball is a favorite Special Olympics sport. This basketball sport center draws together sport news and stories, upcoming events and links to the Special Olympics Basketball Coaching Guide.

Top Sport

Basketball is one of the top sports at Special Olympics. Players take it up at all ages and at all abilities, from young players learning to handle the ball and keep it under control while dribbling to older, more experienced players who have the moves and know the strategies to play challenging ball.

It's also one of the favorite sports for the Special Olympics Unified Sports initiative, when players with and without intellectual disabilities form teams to play other unified teams. It's a learning experience that's also a lot of fun.

About This Page

Special Olympics focuses on the individuality of each athlete so that coaches can train and encourage growth in skills and accomplishment. The coaching materials, rules and other resources on this page have been specially prepared for coaches working with people with intellectual disabilities. Coaching Special Olympics athletes calls for the same skills and experience that many coaches are familiar with. The extra information in our coaching guides about working with people with ID is what makes our materials helpful and valuable.

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Basketball Events

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    Unified Sports Rivalry Series - Alabama vs. Ole Miss
    dim. avr. 02, 2017
    12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
    East Tuscaloosa
    Alabama
    USA

    Unified Sports Rivalry Series - Alabama vs. Ole Miss

    dim. avr. 02, 2017
    12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    The Special Olympics Unified Sports Rivalry Series are games where each team represents one college rival team. The teams are comprised of students from the perspective universities and local Special Olympics athletes. This Series offers Special Olympics athletes a chance to be a part of hype of the varsity game and the challenge to defend their schools' titles!


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    University of Alabama Main Recreation Center
    401 5th Ave.
    East Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    USA
  • avr. 04 - avr. 07
    Friendly Multi-Sport Competition of Special Olympics "BoHeMSA"
    mar. avr. 4 - ven. avr. 07, 2017
     
    3 venues
    Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Friendly Multi-Sport Competition of Special Olympics "BoHeMSA"

    mar. avr. 4 - ven. avr. 07, 2017
     

    The organizer of the entire competition is the Bosnian and Herzegovinian Medical Students’ Association "BoHeMSA" Local Committee Tuzla, as part of the IFMSA network, together in cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine Tuzla and the University of Tuzla. In order to grow into a society which practices, reaches and implements policies where every individual has equal rights and opportunities regardless of their diversity, integration of disabled people into such society is emerging as one of the solutions to enable its growth. Social inclusion does not imply equalization of all people, but respecting the differences of each individual. Developing tolerance allows expansion of perspective, gaining experiences and developing of the human personality. Guided by our motto "DO NOT CALL ME SPECIAL! DIFFERENT DOES NOT MEAN IMPOSSIBLE!“ we use sport as one of the ways in which children and young people with disabilities can be active while developing their talents and capabilities, and by doing so successfully engage into everyday activities. To achieve this mission, we also got help from our partners which include Faculty for physical education and sport in Tuzla and Center for sport University of Tuzla. The competition will be organized in four sports: athletics, swimming, basketball and football. Each competition will be organized in three divisions depending on the degree disabilities. Athletics and swimming, will be organized in the men's and women's categories.


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    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    University Hall
    Univerzitetska 2
    Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Tušanj City Stadium
    Rudarska 2
    Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
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  • juil. 07 - juil. 09
    2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games
    ven. juil. 7 - dim. juil. 09, 2017
     
    5 venues
    Canada

    2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games

    ven. juil. 7 - dim. juil. 09, 2017
     

    The 2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games is taking place in Medicine Hat from July 7 to 9. Medicine Hat will host the largest Provincial Summer Games with over 1,200 athletes and coaches from across the province. Athletes will compete in 11 summer sports: 5 and 10 pin bowling, athletics, basketball, bocce, golf, powerlifting, rhythmic gymnastics, soccer, softball and swimming.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Basketball, Bocce, Powerlifting, Soccer, Softball and Swimming
    Family Leisure Centre
    2000 Division Ave N.
    Medicine Hat, Alberta
    Canada
    5-pin Bowling and 10-pin Bowling
    Panorama Bowling Lanes
    820 FA Ave SW
    Medicine Hat, Alberta
    Canada
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